April 02, 2012 | 1:23 p.m.
Aboriginal sci-fi, madcap cartoon realms, a sexualized dreamscape and a garden of geometric surrealism – these are the unexpected ideas and fascinating settings presented by the nominees in the graphic novel category for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. This is the 32nd presentation of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes but just the third year that the graphic novel category has been included. The winners in all categories will be announced at a ceremony at USC on April 20, right before the start of the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest book festival in the United States. Here’s a look at the nominees in the graphic novel field: Joseph Lambert, “I Will Bite You! And Other Stories” (Secret Acres): Lambert’s dazzling debut effort, “I Will Bite You!” is a collection of short works (it includes some of Lambert’s self-published mini-comics […]
Feb. 22, 2011 | 1:22 p.m.
The finalists in the graphic novel category of the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced: “Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One” by Adam Hines (Adhouse Books) “Bodyworld” by Dash Shaw (Pantheon) “The Lodger” by Karl Stevens (KSA Publishing) “You’ll Never Know, Book Two: Collateral Damage” by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics) “Weathercraft” by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics) The 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be awarded April 29 in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times building. The annual event will be the 31st presentation of the awards. The graphic novel category was added last year and the first winner was “Asterios Polyp.” For a list of all nominees in all categories, go to our must-read sister blog, Jacket Copy. RECENT AND RELATED ‘Asterios Polyp’ wins Times Prize for graphic novels Steve Niles scares up laughs with “Doc Macabre” Dean Haspiel and […]